During the KPop meetup at Blackheart, The Daily Buzz spent some time with Korean indie rock band Eastern Sidekick. The band consists of main songwriter and lead guitarist Ko Hangyul, Bae Sanghwan on bass guitar, Ryu Inhyuk on guitars and Ko Myungchul on drums.
We chatted about what it's like to be a rock band in Korea, their musical influences and why they're performing as part of KPop Night Out. Often been described as an edgier Korean version of The Strokes, this band is turning heads in the music scene with their raw sound.
The Daily Buzz at the 2015 SXSW Festival is sponsored by Production Legal, Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, Soundcloud and Cloud Electronics. With additional support from KUT, Kind Snacks, Texas Tea and Squeeze and Sabra Hummus.